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  • Obama says downing of passenger jet in Ukraine might be 'terrible tragedy'

    President Obama, in his first remarks about the downed passenger jet in Ukraine, pledged to offer the Malaysian airline U.S. assistance to determine what happened and why and said his administration's first priority is determining whether there were any Americans on board.

  • VIDEO: Obama pushes plan for private funding of public roads

    President Obama traveled to Delaware on Thursday to announce a new infrastructure initiative aimed at partnering the private and public sectors.

  • VIDEO: Immigration deal may hang on 2008 law

    Speaker of the House John Boehner said Thursday there needs to be changes to a 2008 human trafficking law before any money will be sent to the U.S.-Mexico border to shore up an increasing crisis.

  • Obama's fundraising pace beats George W. Bush, but lags Bill Clinton

    President Obama may seem like he's at a breakneck fundraising pace, racing to help his party down the ballot ahead of the midterm elections, but he's still far behind Bill Clinton's second-term money round-up. Obama's recent fundraising tour de force -- including three events last week and two...

  • Obama on a high wire on immigration law changes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic opposition increased Wednesday to legal changes that would speed removals of young Central American migrants, jeopardizing President Barack Obama's call for $3.7 billion in emergency border spending to deal with the remarkable surge of unaccompanied youths at the...

  • First lady: Vets face 'unacceptable' job barriers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The difficulties that military veterans face securing jobs are "unacceptable" and the notion of a veteran mired in homelessness should "horrify all of us," Michelle Obama said Wednesday in Los Angeles. The first lady spoke to the crowd of 900 business, government and...

  • U.S. imposes new sanctions on Russia

    President Obama tried to ratchet up the pressure on Moscow to stop supporting pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine on Wednesday by announcing new sanctions against several large banks and energy and defense firms in the country.

  • Is the White House backing away from its border-security claim?

    The White House appears to be backing away from its claim that the border remains secure in the face of the spiraling border crisis in Texas.

  • Obama: Climate change a direct threat to US cities

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Harsher storms, worsening flooding and rising seas threaten the public's safety and health across the country, President Barack Obama warned Wednesday as he urged local communities to prepare for the effects of climate change. Joined by top federal officials and local, state...

  • VIDEO: Obama lawsuit proper or 'preposterous'?

    Legal experts weigh in on the House GOP plan to sue President Obama at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

  • Obama, Kerry discuss 'path forward' on Iran talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry met Wednesday to discuss whether to extend Iranian nuclear talks. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Iran's track record in implementing an interim agreement has been "surprisingly...

  • Darrell Issa: Voicemail shows illegal fundraising by Obama administration

    Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is highlighting a a fundraising phone call former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis made to an department employee as evidence that the Obama administration has a history of illegal fundraising activities.

  • CNN vs. Arizona law enforcement: Why villainize undocumented children?

    An Arizona sheriff who suggested recently that many of the underage illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. border are also violent gang members was taken to task Wednesday morning by a CNN anchor.

  • This is why the White House press briefing is so hard to watch

    Josh Earnest hasn't been on the job as White House press secretary for long. But he's already mastered the art of creatively not answering reporters' questions.

  • Biden to Ukraine: US, Europe weighing Russia costs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is telling Ukraine's leader that the U.S. and Europe are talking about imposing new costs on Russia for continuing to escalate the conflict in Ukraine. Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spoke by phone on Tuesday. The White House says...



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